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Welcome to the Universal Windows Platform Developer Feedback site. This site provides the Windows developer community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

  • Windows developer platform (APIs, runtimes, and controls)
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Your suggestions will be reviewed by the Windows platform developer team to help with planning ideas and to better understand how developers are using the platform.

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  1. RemoteSystem does not provide (correct) data for Xbox

    Windows.System.RemoteSystems.RemoteSystem does not provide meaningful data for Xbox.

    The state is always Unknown (when the watcher triggers Added or Updated event).
    And checking GetCapabilitySupportedAsync is always false for any known capability.

    When adding a StatusFilter for Available, Xbox is never shown.

    This makes it very hard to know upfront if the user can actually launch an URI on Xbox - because it's totally unclear whether Xbox is currently running or applications are allowed to run remotely.

    Nevertheless, if Xbox is running and I use the RemoteLauncher, the app is at least started correctly. Nevertheless, user experience is very bad if…

    2 votes
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  2. Support generic excludePaths in app URI handlers

    Right now it's possible to define "apps for websites using app URI handlers". In these handlers it's possible to define excledePaths - which URIs should not be handled by app. These excludePaths feature supports only path matching right now, not wildcards for the whole Uri.
    We'd appreciate support for more generic excludePaths for any query, like: *&timeboard=*

    2 votes
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  3. Rome SDK for Xamarin.Forms

    Could you add support of Xamarin.Forms to the Project Rome SDK?
    I've tried to use the Microsoft.ConnectedDevices.Xamarin.Droid 0.4.0 with Xamarin.Forms apps, but it's difficult because the platform related methods - such as oAuth - are tied to the implementation of Android Activity.

    15 votes
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  4. Create a Cordva plugin

    Create a Cordova plugin to enable IOS and Android hybrid apps to use Project Rome features.

    2 votes
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  5. AirDrop equivalent

    This is more than an API, it's a feature for windows 8 and windows phone 8.
    An equivalent to airdrop so all those users using your platforms could send any file easily. It should work over wifi ad-hoc (wifi direct), Bluetooth Ethernet zigbee or other.
    Just imagine all all those apps on all devices could have a way to communicate with each other.
    You could use this to make the win phone office remote app connect to the laptop without the need of a wifi hotspot.

    126 votes
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  6. Project Rome SDK Helper Libraries

    Provide libraries to help me get started with Project Rome and building a cross-device experience for my application

    6 votes
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  7. Cross-user remote app launching & app services

    With Project Rome I can discover devices of others, connect with them, and launch apps or leverage app services once consent has been established.

    5 votes
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  8. Rome SDK for Linux

    Enable Linux devices to be included in a user’s device graph - to enable discovery, launching of apps, and communication between connected devices

    5 votes
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  9. Rome SDK for iOS

    Enable iOS devices to be included in a user’s device graph - to enable discovery, launching of apps, and communication between connected devices

    4 votes
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  10. Communication between apps and between Apps and OS

    Currently apps are executed in sandboxes and there's no way to apps can work together. E.g. one app to look up information in the internet opens up another app that can scan barcodes..

    The same is true for applications and the OS itself. Some kind of handlers on context menus of certain objects would be great. E.g. the context menu of images could list tasks provided by apps dealing with images. In more detailed/extremely simplified: What about having an app that rotates an image, an app that uploads images into the web and an app that is capable to send…

    7 votes
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  11. Add real-time data roaming to allow Apple Continuity-like scenarios

    I know that there is RoamingData and there even is this "HighPriority" entry that you can use for "quickly" roaming app data. However, even the HighPriority data typically takes at least one minute to roam to other devices. This is way too slow, data needs to arrive within few seconds. With Apple fronting Continuity, we need a simple way to do the same on the Windows platform to be able to compete!

    I know that it is possible to use raw push notification and an azure server with PNS to achieve the same. But setting this up is a lot…

    5 votes
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